“Larson, you don’t have to lie to me anymore. l just want to know if you’re up for a challenge!”
Knowing that he wasn’t as eloquent as Edgar, Zayn declared the purpose of his visit straightforwardly.
Shaking his head, Joe looked at him as if he was looking at a fool.
“It’s not a question of courage! May I ask you why I should accept the challenge when you came uninvited and insulted me? Just because you act brazenly, I should comply with your request?”
“You…” Zayn fumed, but he couldn’t bring himself to blurt a word.
“I’m asking if you dare to take on the challenge, you coward!”
“Challenge my *ss! I’d only be risking lowering my status if I competed with someone with the quality of education such as you! Salazar, send the guest off!”
After speaking, Joe ignored Zayn, turned around, and walked toward the backyard. He’d rather spend time with the Bloodreaper.
However, Zayn, who was burned with anger, snickered, “Hah! How dare a useless piece of trash like you reject my confrontation? Go to hell!”
Clenching his right hand into a fist, he aimed at Joe’s back and was about to send a punch when two voices shouted in unison, “Stop!”
In a swift movement, Salazar stood beside Joe and glared at Zayn with ferocious eyes.
‘I can’t believe this Emsgate brat is trying to attack Joe sneakily! How shameless!’
Seeing that Zayn had no intention of stopping, Salazar naturally would not show mercy. Facing him head-on, Salazar grabbed the opponent’s wrist.
Zayn might be skilled, but he lagged far behind Salazar. The moment he felt the powerful grip on his wrist, his face twisted, and he quickly sensed something off.
Despite that, it was too late for him to break free. Following Salazar’s strength exerted from his waist, Zayn was thrown up in the air.
Fortunately, when his body was about to be mounted on the wall, a figure suddenly appeared behind him and brought him down firmly.
“You rebel! How many times have I told you not to cause trouble when you come to Cathay?”
The person who came was none other than Zayn’s master, Baltazar Dupont. He was a master-level miracle doctor among the Ten Greatest Families of Emsgate.
The moment he learned that Zayn was missing, he assumed that this disciple of his must have not been able to accept how capable Joe was when he heard it from Aurelius, so he came to Joe’s house to challenge him.
Since they were in a foreign country, Baltazar rushed here immediately to prevent his disciple from suffering losses.
As soon as he entered the door, he saw that his disciple was planning to make a sneak attack, so he shouted for him to stop.
Meanwhile, Zayn, who had just been rescued, still had lingering fears. If it weren’t for his master, he might have been badly injured.
“Mr. Joe Larson, we must have disturbed you for coming uninvited. My rebellious disciple has caused trouble to you due to a lack of discipline. I sincerely apologize for that! Zayn, apologize to Dr. Larson right now.”
Although he was prideful, Zayn dared not disobey the words of his master. Hence, he held back the ball of anger in his chest and walked up to Rowan.
After a simple apology, he returned to his master’s side.
“The issue has been resolved now, and I need to get back for my recovery. Please take your leave.”
Joe disliked Zayn, so he came up with a random excuse to chase them out of the house.
Baltazar’s expression darkened, but he immediately presented his amiable smile.
“Please hold on, Mr. Larson. My disciple is good in everything else except for his temper. l’m afraid that after taking him back, he will sneak out to challenge you again. Why don’t you just take a shot and teach this rebel a lesson for me? Let him know that there are people who are way more skilled than him?”
While saying that, he took out a small wooden box from his chest.
When the wooden box was opened, Joe’s indifferent expression suddenly changed.
Smelling the faint herbal scent, he instantly recognized the content. That was an extremely rare herb-the meridian-nourishing plant!
Looking at the confident expression on the old man’s face, Joe instantly realized that they came fully prepared. This old man was a wolf in sheep’s clothing!